Monthly Archives: September 2006

Austin and Zhao honored for external awards

UIC’s annual Faculty Recognition Dinner honors outstanding faculty members who have received achievement awards in the past year. The University Library would like to congratulate the following faculty being recognized at the October event:

David Austin, Curator of Photography, Special Collections, was part of a team of authors who contributed to an annotated bibliography, “Guide to the Literature of Art History 2,” Max Marmor and Alex Ross, eds. Chicago: American Library Association, 2005. David’s contribution was Chapter I:  “Sculpture (General Works; Techniques; Histories and Handbooks).” Congratulations to David and his fellow authors for receiving the following three awards:

• CHOICE magazine’s “Outstanding Academic Title for 2005”: For overall excellence in presentation and scholarship, importance relative to other literature in the field, distinction as a first treatment of a given subject in book or electronic form, originality or uniqueness of treatment, value to undergraduate students, and importance in building undergraduate library collections.

• George Witteborn Award, Significant Mention: Initially called the Art Publishing Award, it was renamed in 1980 to honor George Wittenborn (1905-1974), the influential New York art book dealer and publisher.

• Worldwide Books Award for Publications: In recognition of publications by ARLIS/NA individual members in librarianship or visual resources curatorship, and the arts.

Lisa Zhao, Assistant Catalog Librarian, received the highest award of the Library Society of China 2006 Conference’s Best Paper Contest. Lisa’s article “Developing with Practicing Laws” introduces the most significant mandates impacting the library in the U.S. The article uses the American Disability Act and others as examples to illustrate how libraries are playing their complete role in a legal environment

Campus Charitable Fund Drive

SECA (State and University Employees Combined Appeal) is a once-a-year worksite fund drive. The fund allows you to contribute to a maximum of four participating charities through either payroll deduction or a one-time donation. Your generous contributions last year helped to provide numerous health and human services to thousands of deserving people. Please offer your kind support this year to continue this work with your tradition of kindness. The Charitable Fund Drive (CCFD) runs from Oct. 4 through Dec. 4.

Note: The state campaign dates are different from UIC’s. Please ignore the dates on the booklets you will receive.

For more information, please contact Angela Mendez, Daley Catalog Department, Rm 2-390 (MC 234); 3-7698.

Chicago Art Institute visits UIC ILL

On Friday, Sept. 22, Melanie Emerson, Senior Reference Librarian, Susan Augustine, Head of Reader Services, & Amy Ballmer, Reference Librarian from The Art Institute of Chicago met with Daley Interlibrary Loan staff for a demonstration of the ILL management software Clio.

Clio has been in use at UIC since 2002. It is used to keep track of ILL requests on the borrowing and lending sides and allows users to access the MyILL@UIC account to make requests, request renewals and view their electronic articles on the web. Fifi Logan, Reference Librarian, also attended the demonstration.

Grant Award

Sandy De Groote, Principal Investigator, Jo Dorsch (Co- Principal Investigator, and Peg Burnette, Project Instructor, from LHS-Peoria and several faculty from the Peoria College of Nursing have been awarded a public health subcontract for $11,765 from the GMR. The Evidence-Based Public Health Nursing (EBPHN) Follow-up Project will improve the skills of public health nurses in finding and evaluating evidence and enhance their access to information to support evidence-based practice.

Employee Injury Report

Any employee injured on the job should notify their supervisor immediately. If the injury requires medical attention, the employee should be sent to UIC Health Services. A report should be completed by the employee and supervisor and sent to Library HR as soon as possible. Injury report forms can be obtained by contacting Library Human Resources.

Support Staff Position Titles

The State Universities Civil Service System revised the classifications for library-related positions into a single series. The new classifications are effective as of Aug. 28, 2006.

The new job titles in the library series are:

Library Clerk
Library Assistant
Library Specialist
Senior Library Specialist
Library Operations Associate

If you have any questions, please contact Library Human Resources or call 6-7353.

Thanks from James Quinn

I wanted to thank everyone for the nice send-off and let you all know that I have pictures from the party on my personal photo site if anyone would like to see them.

Everyone take care. Thanks for five great years. I’ll miss you all.

Q & A: Payroll Web time entry

The Library Business Office invites supervisors of student workers and bi-weekly support staff to an informal question and answer session on Wednesday, Sept. 20, from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. in the Daley Library Staff Lounge. We will have guest speakers from Payroll, Library HR, and other campus units at this meeting.

The purpose of the Q & A session is to have open conversations about implementing Web time entry for our student employees and improving the current approval process for bi-weekly support staff. We will discuss the Web time entry for students at 9:30 a.m. and approval process for support staff at 10 a.m.

RSVP indicating the session you are interested in attending.


Alleyne Hoyt, Library Assistant, LHS-Peoria, has resigned effective Sept. 6, 2006.

James Quinn, Library Assistant, Daley Library Circulation, has resigned effective Sept. 8, 2006.

A farewell reception will be hosted by the Circulation Department for James in the Daley staff lounge on Friday, Sept. 8 from 2 –3 p.m. Please join us for refreshments.